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Yael Averbuch Delivers Inspiring Speech at Women's Soccer Breakfast

Lauren GreenCorrespondent IJanuary 17, 2017

There were many speeches and lectures given at last week’s NSCAA convention, held in Philadelphia.  But one of the most inspiring addresses came just after 8AM on Saturday morning at the women’s soccer breakfast.  The speaker?  A midfielder from the reigning WPS champions, Sky Blue FC, Yael Averbuch.


Averbuch’s speech focused on soccer, but could have been applied to a variety of subjects.  Soccer.  Sports.  Academics.  Life.  She reminds everyone to “love the process”, and that happiness isn’t just found in the final step, but in all the steps it took to get there.


Below is the official transcript of Averbuch’s speech.  It is a must-read for coaches, for players, for parents, for athletes in general, and for anyone who needs that little reminder to always, always love what you do.


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Reprinted by beat writer Lauren Green with John Archibald's permission.  Green is a free lance writer who writes for Bleacher Report and Sports Then and Now.  She can be contacted for comment or hire at .


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